McLean's annual July 4th fireworks celebration will be held at Langley High School.
An estimated 5,000 to 7,000 people attend the community fireworks, now in its 29th year, that will be held on Wednesday, July 4, at the stadium at Langley High School.
The fireworks are sponsored by the McLean Community Center. Earlier this year, MCC officials were concerned that the turfing of the field at Langley where the fireworks are held might endanger the annual celebration. The MCC looked for possible alternative sites.
The grounds will open at 8 p.m. The fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
In case of inclement weather, the fireworks display will be presented on the rain date, Thursday, July 5.
Smoking, pets, fireworks, sparklers and alcohol are not allowed on school grounds. The fireworks display will be provided by East Coast Pyrotechnics. The Navy Color Guard from the Naval District of Washington will present the colors.
A free shuttle bus service will be available from St. John’s Episcopal Church (6715 Georgetown Pike) and MCC (1234 Ingleside Ave.), beginning at 7 p.m. A handicap-accessible bus will be available at both sites.